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Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.

Global Plants lets herbaria share their plant type specimens, experts determine and update plant names, and students discover and learn about plants in context. The database is an essential resource for institutions supporting research and teaching in botany, ecology, and conservation studies.

Global Plants was made possible by the Global Plants Initiative (GPI), an international undertaking by leading herbaria. The GPI seeks to digitize and make available plant type specimens and other holdings used by botanists every day. Partners include more than 300 institutions in more than 70 countries. JSTOR facilitates this initiative by providing production, platform, technical, and promotional support to the participating Global Plants Initiative partners.



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Biology; Botany